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BEVERLY GARLAND HOTEL
This is not exactly a haunted hang-out, but it deserves to be mentioned because it is named after the actress who starred in numerous horror and science-fiction films, especially during the 1950s.
Although she was in hard-boiled film noir like D.O.A. (1949) and played the Lois’s mom on the THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, Beverly Garland (official home page) is fondly remembered by sci-fi fans for her lead roles in IT CONQUERED THE WORLD (1956) and NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957), both for prolific producer-director Roger Corman, not to mention CURUCU – BEAST OF THE AMAZON (1956) and THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE (1959), with Lon Chaney, Jr. More recently in the 1990s, she appeared with Ben Cross (CHARIOTS OF FIRE) in the direct-to-video HAUNTED SYMPHONY, which Corman co-produced in Russia.
The Beverly Garland hotel features a comfortable ambiance, swimming pool and exercise room, a back area that feels like a wooded forest. There is a bar called Splash and a nice restaurant with very good food called Tulsa. The lobby features an amusing painting of Hollywood Boulevard, with the title “Not of This Earth” on the marquee for El Capitan Theatre (a billing that surely never took place in real life), and there are dozens of photographs from Garland’s film and TV appearances, including IT CONQUERED THE WORLD and ALLIGATOR PEOPLE.
The hotel used to host Ray Court’s Hollywood Collectors and Celebrities Show (which recently moved to the Hilton Hotel in Burbank). More recently, the hotel has presented Michey Sinardi’s Showstopper Stars Spectacular, which features numerous guests, many of them with fantasy, horror and science-fiction credits — including Ms. Garland herself.
The hotel is located at 5444 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood. PHONE: 1-800-BEVERLY or 1-818-980-8000. FAX: 1-818-766-0112.Get more information at the official website: www.beverlygarland.com